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Feb 7, 2011 5:00am EST
was in on those talks with the vice president. u.s. president barack obama says the brotherhood is one of many political options that egyptians have. >> i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt, but they are well organized and there restrains of their ideology that are anti-u.s., there is no doubt about it. here is the thing we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt, there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well. it is important for us to say our only two options are the muslim brotherhood or a suppressed egyptian people. >> you don't want the muslim brotherhood. >> i want a representative government. if egypt moves in a transition government. >> i hope so. >> barack obama on the choices he thinks egyptians have come election time. secretary of state hillary clinton says president mubarak had made important moves in the past week. he had yet to embrace transition the steps he had taken were important. >>> we want to take you to tahir squawk to s
Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
coming as president obama spoke to reporters with a stronger message of support for iran's protesters than we have seen before. the president accused the iranian regime of hypocrisy, celebrating egypt's protests and crushing their own and stressed that america can't dictate what happens in iran but in the very same sentence encouraged the protesters to persist. >> my hope and expectation is we are going to continue to see the people of iran have the courage to be able to express their yearning for greater freedoms and a more representative government. >> reporter: an increasingly dangerous proposition. scores of people were killed and imprisoned in the 2009 uprising. just last month, the e jeem executed at least 66 people. most reportedly for drug offenses but the united nations says some were political prisoners. is that a lot of executions in iran for one month and speak to some kind of maybe nervousness on the part of the regime? >> it is significant. since january you have had almost an execution every nine to ten hours in iran so they have certainly gone on an execution binge and
Feb 9, 2011 5:00am EST
and autocracy. and problem for the obama white house is they have not been symbolically engaged. they have not articulated a position in defense of liberty without any provocation. our president should make it clear that he stands for the liberty of the egyptian people. this is one of the greatest defining moments. i can tell you, i have been covering and studying arab politics for something like the bulk of my life. this is the most remarkable moment in recent arab history. there's no violence. there's not suicide martyrs. these are not ideologues, they are not shouting "death to america," they are not shouting "death to israel." they're people who really want liberty and a better life. >> that's professor ajami of johns hopkins in the u.s. speaking to anderson cooper. >>> we want to get more on the situation on the ground in cairo. fred plitkin is standing by live. asking about the vice president suleiman's statement earlier on state television, reportedly on state television. saying there was no end of the regime and no immediate dep departure of president mubarak. so how that likely to
Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
the federal deficit by $1.1 trillion. president obama will reveal the details when he proposes the 2012 federal budget this monday. it will look at making the u.s. more competitive, and at freezing certain areas of spending. the budget will then go to congress where republicans are expected to reject it because they want deeper spending cuts. >>> in financial numbers from japan show weak consumer spending and a strong yen have shifted the country's ranking in the global economy. japan has slipped down a notch and now has the world's third-biggest economy. china has got the number two spot behind the u.s. >>> some of the world's biggest music stars descended on los angeles for the grammy awards, it was a night of glitz and glaumor that saw huge success for female stars. corine winter was there. r-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it mean to me. >> the grammys kicked off with a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t as an all star group of divas paid tribute to the greatest diva of all, aretha franklin. ♪ sisters are doing it for themselves ♪ >> sisters and ladies were definitely getting it done. country trio
Feb 18, 2011 5:00am EST
with president barack obama in a high-tech talk outside of san francisco. the u.s. president also spoke to apple boss steve jobs who despite speculation returned from medical leave to be there. president obama's looking at ways to boost investment in technology as well as promote private sector jobs. >>> take a look at this. this is 19-year-old establius chavez. she wants so much to go to the british wedding she is on a hunger strike. look at the note. she says please help me. i would love to go to the wedding. she say that is her mother who died when she was born was a huge fan of princess diana. chavez is camped outside the british embassy in mexico for nine days and committed to the campaign for better or for worse. >>> we really want to know what's getting you talking. what stories grab your attention today. tell us all about it. >>> you're watching "world one" live from london. there's good news for anti-whaling act vitss. japan abandoned the antarctic whale hunt. >>> saucy on stage. a new opera about the "playboy" model. >>> hi. this is "world one" live from london. i'm zainer ha verjee. i
Feb 24, 2011 5:00am EST
.s. president barack obama is calling for an immediate end to the bloodshed saying the entire world is watching. the libyan government's calling on protesters to abandon their cause, lay down their arms, and stop the rebellion. this statement is from an unnamed interior ministry spokesman who appeared on state tv wednesday. listen. >> translator: in the name of god, the most merciful and compassionate, an important announcement. the public committee of general security calls on those who have weapons that they obtained illegally to hand them over to the headquarters of the leadership of public committees in their areas. and the ones who hand over their weapons will be pardoned from any legal pursuit. we also call on citizens to cooperate with us and inform us about those who persuaded the youths, gave them money, equipment, alcohol, or hallucinatory pills, and a financial reward will be granted to those who give a tip or participate in arresting those people. you can call the following numbers. >> this video shot tuesday in tripoli said to show the graves of protesters. now the voices in the ba
Feb 28, 2011 5:00am EST
. from "the washington post," obama on libya, very little and very late. obama does not seem to comprehend that when america waivers or recedes from its historic role as leader of the free world, both the world and the u.s. suffer. this is the guardian out of the u.s. like ya, neither tribal nor islamist. this new spirit is locally produced and nurtured, refuse to go be western-driven or influenced. its aim is not only to return libya to a state where transparency, democracy, pluralism, freedom and fairness prevail. >>> france's prime minister has resigned after questions arose over her ties to the former tunisian regime. the jet belonged to a tunisian businessman with ties to who resigned as president in january. let's go to jim bitterman in paris. >> at one point earlier on, she said that french know-how could help out to contain the demonstrations in the street. it was taken as a real gap because it seemed to indicate that she was thinking they should send in french troops to the aid of the ben ali government. just one of several gafs that she made over the last few weeks.
Feb 1, 2011 5:00am EST
obama is what? >> my message to president obama, i have lots of respect for him. i work with him in the last year of my tenure and i have a lot of admiration for him but i tell him, you need to review your policy. you need to let go of mubarak. you shouldn't be behind the curve. build confidence with the people and not with the people smothering the people. >> well, let's take you right now to cairo and cnn's fred pleitgen watching the crowd swell in tahrir square. we want to talk about the momentum, fred, is that gaining some sort of traction there? >> reporter: oh, it is, absolutely, monita. the momentum is unbelievable. i was down there among those crowds. the tahrir square is getting fuller and fuller by the minute. i can see hundreds of people flocking to the square from each side and the people are organizing this by themselves. you see people handing out food. you see people organize security. you have military checkpoints and then regular people working with the military guys and have their own checkpoints where they as well checking the crowds and a sense down there that
Feb 2, 2011 5:00am EST
. change will take time. >> well, u.s. president barack obama warns of difficult days ahead for egypt. he spoke with president mubarak shortly after his announcement for about 30 minutes about what is expected for a democracy. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is it's my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningf meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, it must include a broad spectrum of voices and opposition parties, it should lead to elections that are free and fair, and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >> well, let's take you now back to tahrir square in cairo. it's just after midday there and cnn's fred pleitgen is following the protest. fred, how are they looking today? >> reporter: well, monita, i would say there are far fewer protesters today than there were yesterday. yesterday was to be the slated event of the million man march as they called it. also on the television, a spokesman of the egyptian
Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
of the stories that people are talking about today. michelle obama with fat cheeks and a double chin tucking into a hamburger platter. well, that's the image of the first lady that's being published by conservative blogger andrew breitbart. the cartoon sattirizes a campaign to reduce childhood obesity which some conservatives as a sinister ploy to control what americans eat. others say it's a valuable effort to help children lead healthier lives. >>> they came to symbolize the human spirit and survival against all odds. the 33 miners rescued after 69 days trapped underground. now there's a book that is shining a light on their time in darkness. the revelations about drugs, porn, and blow-up sex dolls. "the 33" tells of relatives smuggling drugs to the miners in letters and says that the men also asked for blow-up dolls but got porn instead. >>> actor charlie sheen says he is clean but warns of his sitcom to strike while the iron's hot because he says he unravels quickly. filming of "2 1/2 men" had to be suspended after sheen went into rehab and hospital last week. he said boredom was the rea
Feb 23, 2011 5:00am EST
candidate. he's a former senator but most know him as aide to obama. >>> 15 somali pirates are held on a warship accused of killing four americans. the two couples were on an around the world sailing trip when the yacht was captured off of the coast of oh man last week. they stormed it after hearing sounds of gunshots. they found the bodies of the four, all of them had been fatally shot. four pirates also died. >>> libya's leader muammar gadhafi said he'll die a martyr before he gives up power. the former minister has joined officials defecting from gadh i gadhafi's regime. he resigned over the killing of civilians. the gadhafi state-run media said the country's ex-interior minister had been kidnapped by gangs hostile to the regime. the u.n., meanwhile, is condemning the use of force against libya's protesters. >>> the u.s. is against getting the citizens out of libya. it's chartered a ferry. that's scheduled to depart tripoli less than three hours from now. passengers will need to reimburse the government for the cost of the trip. the state department says so far it's not been abl
Feb 3, 2011 5:00am EST
leaders are keeping a really close eye on the situation. u.s. president barack obama calling for a quick transition of power and the white house says it should start now. >> the time for a transition has come and that time is now. the egyptian people need to see change. we know that that meaningful transition must include opposition voices and parties being involved in this process as we move toward free and fair elections. but that process -- that process must begin now. >> a country following the egyptian skri sis closer than most people is neighboring israel. think eve had a long history of war and conflict but they signed a peace treaty with egypt in 1979. now, the stable relation could be seriously threatened if egypt ushers in a new political era. cnn has a correspondent in the southern part of the israel on the border with sinai in egypt. what are some of the potential problems or tensions on that border? what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, the tensions are exhibited quite well in the last hour and a half shortly after arriving and hoping to do a live camera report into "world
Feb 11, 2011 5:00am EST
. president barack obama said "the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete, and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy." he adds, "the violence must be forsaken" and that "egypt has changed, and its future is in the hands of the people." we've got now the egyptian minister of finance on the line with us from cairo. sir, we understand that -- first of all, why is mr. mubarak still in power? why is he refusing to step down? why is he not listening to the will of the people? >> well, that is a question that he can only answer. from his point of view, he has been engaged in this process, and he has handed over his -- his power to his vice president. but i think that's a question only he can answer. i'm a minister of finance. my main preoccupation is to keep this economy together and to steer a peaceful way through this crisis. >> therein lies the big question -- steering the way to a peaceful end to this crisis is also part of a minister's job, as well. you're not seeing a peaceful way to the end this crisis right now. the economy is at a standstill in this country and is hug
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